My Shipova, about 12 years old, finally has a full crop.
Roughly 12 years old, maybe only 10ish, I lost track. It had fruit the first time 2 years ago, nothing last year due to the extreme freeze out. Has a full crop for a little tree, about 10-12 feet tall x 4-6 wide.
I was really impressed with the flavor in 2011 -- rich, buttery, very sweet, similar to a really good pear or even Asian pear, soft texture. Pretty small, about the size of an egg at best.
Looking forward to them later this summer.
So, I would recommend it